So I've discovered, thanks to the internet, that Madden 25 has a variety of bonus packs with it, depending on who you order from. These are historical figures you can inject into the gameplay. I do *not* know if every franchise has unlockable historical figures.
GameStop Exclusive San Francisco 49ers Franchise Pack:
Bill Walsh and Joe Montana for use in Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team.
Eddie DeBartolo Jr. for use in Connected Franchise.
Amazon Exclusive Pittsburgh Steelers Franchise Pack:
Rod Woodson and Franco Harris for use in Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team.
Art Rooney Sr. for use in Connected Franchise.
Walmart Exclusive Oakland Raiders Franchise Pack:
John Madden, Tom Flores, and Fred Biletnikoff for use in Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team.
Best Buy Exclusive Dallas Cowboys Franchise Pack:
Jimmy Johnson and Troy Aikman for use in Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team.
Target Exclusive Chicago Bears Franchise Pack:
Mike Ditka and William Perry for use in Connected Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team.
It seems to me this selection criterion was pretty arbitrary. It wasn't based on the most Super Bowl appearances (PIT, DAL, NE, DEN, SF) nor victories (PIT, DAL, SF, GB, NYG). The coaches named seem legit, except for Tom Flores (35th in all time NFL coaching victories). I guess one of the programmers really, really likes the Raiders.
So I'll pose this question: if you could replace one or two of these teams based on performance, who would you replace them with (for fun, let's say not the Vikings) and give the replacements... and of course, then come with your Vikings version of the Franchise Pack.
I'd replace the Raiders with the Cleveland Browns. Paul Brown (top 5 coaching victories) and Jim Brown (kinda speaks for itself). You could also make a strong case for your choice of Curly Lambeau or Vince Lombardi, as well as Don Hutson.
I don't like the Cowboys selections. I think these are nods to recency and I think Landry and Staubach would be much better choices. And if you're going to give a team two coaches, how about you give the Bears two: Ditka and George Halas.
My Franchise Pack for the Vikings is: Bud Grant and Alan Page. You could make a case for more, of course, but I'll stick with those two. How about you?